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    the push and pull of sth.

    Hi, everyone!

    I was wondering if you could help me with this sentence:

    Consumer spending reflects the push and pull of impatience and anxiety.

    How am I supposed to understand the idiom "push and pull" in this context? Could you give me a synonym for it?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: the push and pull of sth.

    Quote Originally Posted by LadyOscar View Post
    Hi, everyone!

    I was wondering if you could help me with this sentence:

    Consumer spending reflects the push and pull of impatience and anxiety.

    How am I supposed to understand the idiom "push and pull" in this context? Could you give me a synonym for it?

    Thanks a lot!
    Possibly, the push (towards those feelings) and pull (away from those feelings).


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    Re: the push and pull of sth.

    Thank you! I think I've got the point.

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